Big Weekend At Gill For The Beavers

Dec. 9, 2003

Complete Release in PDF Format
Download Free Acrobat Reader

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13

Oregon at Oregon State; Gill Coliseum; 7 p.m.(Note date change from some previous schedules)Oregon State Wrestling HomecomingCivil War, presented by Northwest Dodge Dealers

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

No. 1 Oklahoma State at Oregon State; Gill Coliseum; 2 p.m.

It's no big deal - just wrestling your arch-rival and the defending national champion back-to-back.

Oregon State packs two of its biggest dual meets of the season into one weekend, as the Beavers (0-2 overall, 0-0 Pacific-10) wrestle Oregon (0-0, 0-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m. and No. 1-ranked Oklahoma State (3-1, 1-1 Big 12) on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Gill Coliseum. It wraps up a stretch in which the Beavers are wrestling three of their first four duals against top-10 teams.

'When we looked at the schedule, we knew we had a young and enthusiastic group,' OSU head coach Joe Wells said. 'We intended to wrestle very good teams right away to expose our own weaknesses and see where we stand.

'There were three or four matches against both Nebraska and Lehigh where we could have won matches and done better against two top-ranked teams ... I'm excited about this team and its efforts to date. They've got a good attitude, they're receptive and they work hard. It's not going to be for lack of effort, that's for sure; they'll get out there and go after it.'

The Beavers put two wrestlers in the latest national rankings and have a pair of wrestlers ranked first in their weight class in the current Pac-10 rankings.

Freshman 125-pounder Eric Stevenson moved onto the national lists after upsetting Lehigh's ninth-ranked Mario Stewart with a 10-2 major decision on Nov. 28. Stevenson is ranked 18th by Amateur Wrestling News and 16th by InterMat; he's also ranked second in the Pac-10.

Senior 174-pounder Jed Pennell is ranked first in the Pac-10 and re-entered the national rankings this week at No. 18 on the IM list.

Also ranked first in the Pac-10 for OSU is junior 165-pounder Matt Ellis, while also ranked second is freshman heavyweight Ty Watterson. Other Beavers in the Pac-10 rankings are junior Tim Norman, fifth at 133; sophomore 149-pounder Tony Hook, fourth at 149; and sophomore 184-pounder Dan Pitsch, fourth at 149.

Saturday will be Oregon State's annual Wrestling Homecoming, with all former OSU wrestlers invited to attend. Last season's event drew nearly 100 alums, who accounted for 46 individual conference championships, 29 All-America finishes and 5 NCAA titles during their careers.

'It's the Civil War - it's for the right to live in the state,' Wells said, echoing former OSU football coach Dee Andros' assessment of the rivalry. 'They have a couple of their better athletes redshirting this season, but it's an emotional meet. We've got to get ready for every bout, press the pace and make them work for seven minutes.

'We're real excited to have the alums back and we hope (former) coach (Dale) Thomas is at matside. We want to recognize and honor those alums and champions of the past, and what better meet to do that than one against Oregon? We're looking forward to it, and looking forward to the weekend.'

The dual against Oregon sets up a showdown between the Pac-10's two top-ranked 165-pounders, Ellis and Oregon's Luke Larwin. Ellis defeated Larwin 3-1 for the championship of the Southern Oregon Open on Nov. 22. Oregon's only other wrestler ranked in the Pac-10 is heavyweight Cody Parker, who is fifth.

Sunday presents the Beavers with a chance to go against the nation's best. Oklahoma State began the season as the nation's No. 1-ranked team and still holds that position after being upset by Missouri.

'Oklahoma State has a tremendous amount of talent, so that will be a real good experience for us,' Wells said. 'Not only that, but we wrestle them in a dual meet and then see them four days later at the Reno Classic, along with the rest of the Pac-10. By Christmas, we'll have a good preview of what's coming up in the second half of the season.'

Oklahoma State is coming off a 23-12 home win in its Bedlam Series against No. 15 Oklahoma on Sunday. The Cowboys have eight nationally-ranked wrestlers, with 174-pounder Chris Pendleton and 184-pounder Jake Rosholt ranked No. 1 by both AWN and IM; Rosholt was a high school teammate of Oregon State's Hook. Cowboy 133-pounder Johnny Thompson is ranked fourth by AWN and fifth by IM; 149-pounder Zach Esposito is ranked third by both AWN and IM; 157-pounder Kevin Ward is ranked 14th by AWN and 11th by IM; 165-pounder Tyrone Lewis is ranked second by both AWN and IM; 197-pounder Rusty Blackmon is ranked 17th by AWN; and heavyweight Willie Gruenwald is ranked ninth by both AWN and IM.

OREGON STATE LINEUP: National rankings are Amateur Wrestling News, InterMatof December 9;

Pacific-10 rankings are of December 9:125 - Eric Stevenson; fr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 4-1 record with 1 pinNo. 2 Pac-10; No. 18 AWN, No. 16 IM133 - Tim Norman, jr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 4-2 record with 0 pinsNo. 5 Pac-10or - Bobby Pfennigs; fr. (Great Falls, Mont./C.M. Russell HS); 4-2 record with 2 pins141 - Mike Unger, so. (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS); 2-3 record with 0 pinsor - Kyle Larson, fr. (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS); 4-0 record with 0 pins149 - Tony Hook, so. (Sandpoint, Idaho/Sandpoint HS); 2-1 record with 0 pinsNo. 4 Pac-10or - Orlando Perez, so. (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS); 3-1 record with 1 pin157 - Brian Duhrkoop, sr.; (Milwaukie, Ore./Rex Putnam HS); 4-2 record with 1 pinor - Anthony Weber, so. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 1-3 record with 0 pins165 - Matt Ellis, jr. (Prosser, Wash./Prosser HS, Okla. St. U.); 4-2 record with 1 pinNo. 1 Pac-10174 - Jed Pennell, sr. (Cave Junction, Ore./Illinois Vlly. HS); 2-2 record with 2 pinsNo. 1 Pac-10; No. 18 IM184 - Dan Pitsch, so. (Tacoma, Wash./Spanaway Lake HS); 1-2 record with 0 pinsNo. 4 Pac-10197 - Jed Lowe, so. (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS); 3-2 record with 1 pinHWT - Ty Watterson, fr. (Enumclaw, Wash./Enumclaw HS); 1-2 record with 1 pinNo. 2 Pac-10

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has a 97-24-4 record against Oregon in a series dating back to 1915. The teams have split the last 6 meets, with each team winning on its home mat for the past 3 seasons. OSU has won 8 of the last 12 meets and the Beavers have won 18 of the last 25 with 1 tie in that span. Last season, Oregon won 18-15 in Eugene and OSU closed the season with a 27-13 victory in Corvallis.

Oregon State has an 0-17 record against Oklahoma State in a series dating back to 1961. Last season, Oklahoma State won 29-9 in Stillwater; the last meeting in Corvallis was the Cowboys' 38-3 win in 2002.

OREGON STATE'S LATEST MEET: Oregon State's Eric Stevenson knocked off ninth-ranked Mario Stewart of Lehigh 10-2 on Nov. 30 but the Beavers fell to seventh-ranked Lehigh 36-7 in non-league wrestling in Honolulu, Haw. OSU continued a run that sees it wrestle 3 of its first 4 duals against teams ranked among the nation's top 10.

Against Lehigh (4-1, 0-0 EIWA), Oregon State got Stevenson's win and a decision by 149-pounder Tony Hook to stay within 12-7 after 4 matches, but the Mountain Hawks won the final 6 weights and recorded 3 pins in the meet.

'They came out and put the pressure on us,' OSU head coach Joe Wells said. 'We didn't match their pressure; in the cases that we did, we dominated and won the match. It wasn't anything mysterious, just pretty straightforward. Lehigh is a good team, but I felt we gave in a few places, then broke down and didn't maintain our basic position ... but Eric and Tony wrestled aggressively and went after it.'

Stevenson, a redshirt freshman, improved his record to 4-1 this season; his only defeat was to top-ranked Jason Powell of Nebraska. Stewart, ranked ninth by Amateur Wrestling News and 12th by InterMat, lost for the first time this season after winning his first 4 matches.

Hook, a sophomore, bumped his record to 2-1 with a 13-6 victory over Matt Anderson. Sophomore Dan Pitsch had a shot at winning the 184-pound match, as Travis Frick - ranked eighth by AWN and seventh by IM - had to score a third-period reversal and earn riding time for a 7-4 win.

NO. 7 LEHIGH 36, OREGON STATE 7(Amateur Wrestling News national rankings in parentheses)     125-Eric Stevenson, OSU, major dec. (9) Mario Stewart, LU, 10-2.133-(20) Matt Ciasulli, LU, pinned Tim Norman, OSU, 1:47. 141-(11) CoryCooperman, LU, pinned Mike Unger Jr., OSU, 4:08. 149-Tony Hook, OSU, dec.Matt Anderson, LU, 13-6. 157-(6)Derek Zinck, LU, major dec. Brian Duhrkoop,OSU, 20-7. 165-(1) Troy Letters, LU, major dec. Matt Ellis, OSU, 12-3.174-(3) Brad Dillon, LU, major dec. Jed Pennell, OSU, 18-8. 184-(8) TravisFrick, LU, dec. Dan Pitsch, OSU, 7-4. 197-Matt Cassidy, LU, dec. Jed Lowe,OSU, 8-2. HWT-Paul Weible, LU, pinned Ty Watterson, OSU, 2:29.EXHIBITIONS     133- (20) Matt Ciasulli, LU, pinned Bobby Pfennigs, OSU, 1:32.149- Orlando Perez, OSU, inj. def. over Matt Anderson, LU. 157- (6) DerekZinck, LU, major dec. Anthony Weber, OSU, 15-6.

OREGON STATE HEAD COACH Joe Wells: Joe Wells, who is in his 12th season as Oregon State's head coach, has led the Beavers to a Pacific-10 title and 4 top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships during his time at OSU.

The Beavers' 25-10 win over then-No. 11 Boise State in 2001 was Wells' 100th dual meet win at OSU. Since taking over the Beaver program prior to the 1992-93 season, Wells is 125-79-1 for a winning percentage of .612.

The Beavers were Pacific-10 Conference champions under Wells in 1994 and he has twice been named the conference's Coach of the Year. OSU has finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships 4 times in Wells' tenure, placing second in 1995, fourth in 1994, eighth in 1996 and tying for ninth in 1998.

Under Wells, OSU has had 2 national champions, 17 All-Americans and 21 conference champions.

Wells was named the ASICS Oregon Wrestling Classic's Man of the Year for 1998 for his contributions to wrestling in the state.

Wells, who has coached numerous World Teams for the United States, is a 1972 Iowa graduate. He was a 2-time placer at the Big Ten meet and was the 1976 U.S. Wrestling Federation freestyle champ. He spent 17 seasons as an assistant coach at Iowa and Michigan before coming to Oregon State.

OREGON STATE SECOND IN ALL-TIME DUAL MEET WINS: OSU rates as one of the best dual meet teams in collegiate wrestling history. The Beavers are second in all-time dual meet wins among Division I schools and fourth in all-time dual meet winning percentage going into the 2003-04 season. OSU has an all-time dual meet record of 859-271-24 and a .755 winning percentage.

OREGON STATE'S DUAL MEET SCHEDULE: OSU faces one of the nation's toughest dual meet schedules. The Beavers meet 7 teams ranked in the Dec. 9 National Wrestling Coaches Association poll: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Lehigh, No. 4 Nebraska, No. 14 Arizona State, No. 23 Boise State, No. 24 Cal Poly and No. 25 Fresno State.

OREGON STATE IN GILL COLISEUM: Oregon State has one of the finest homes in college wrestling, 10,400-seat Gill Coliseum. Now in their 48th season in Gill Coliseum, the Beavers have a home dual meet record of 357-68-5 in the arena for a winning percentage of .836. Last season, OSU was 5-3 at home with all 3 losses coming to nationally-ranked teams.

OSU moved its home wrestling meets into Gill Coliseum in 1956-57, when Dale Thomas became head coach. Since then, the arena has hosted conference championship meets 14 times, including 2002, and it was the site of the NCAA Championships in 1961 and 1980.

OREGON STATE WRESTLING HOMECOMING: Oregon State will celebrate its annual OSU Wrestling Homecoming on Dec. 13 when the Beavers play host to Oregon. OSU's former wrestlers are invited to attend a pre-meet social in the Valley Football Center, then attend the Civil War dual where they will be introduced at halftime. For more details, Oregon State wrestling alums can call OSU assistant coach Jeff Cardwell at (541) 737-2552.

Last season, nearly 100 former wrestlers returned to Gill Coliseum for the ceremony. They were part of a crowd of 2,529 that saw the Beavers beat arch-rival Oregon 27-13 on the day when legendary former coach Dale Thomas was honored at halftime. The OSU wrestlers returning for the homecoming festivities accounted for 46 individual conference championships, 29 All-America finishes and 5 NCAA titles.

BEAVERS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS: Here's where Oregon State wrestlers have been in this season's national rankings:

TEAMAm.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	NRNational Wrestling Coaches AssociationPre	NRNov. 18	NRDec. 9Eric Stevenson, 125Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	NRNov. 18	NR	Nov. 18	NRNov. 25	NR	Nov. 25	NRDec. 2	19th	Dec. 2	18thDec. 9	18th	Dec. 9	16thJed Pennell, 174Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre(184) 18th	Pre	17thNov. 18	20th	Nov. 18	20thNov. 25	NR	Nov. 25	NRDec. 2	NR	Dec. 2	NRDec. 9	NR	Dec. 9	18th

BEAVERS IN THE PACIFIC-10 RANKINGS: Here's where Oregon State wrestlers have been in this season's Pacific-10 rankings:

Eric Stevenson, 125Dec. 2	3rdDec. 9	2ndTim Norman, 133Dec. 2	NRDec. 9	5thTony Hook, 149Dec. 2	3rdDec. 9	4thMatt Ellis, 165Dec. 2	1stDec. 9	1stJed Pennell, 174Dec. 2	1stDec. 9	1stDan Pitsch, 184Dec. 2	4thDec. 9	4thTy Watterson, HWTDec. 2	3rdDec. 9	2nd

STEVENSON FACES BIG CHALLENGES IN FIRST TWO MEETS: After the way Eric Stevenson started the season, things could only get easier.

Stevenson, a redshirt freshman 125-pounder, began his varsity career in OSU's season-opener at No. 8 Nebraska on Nov. 15.. His opponent? The nation's top-ranked wrestler at that weight, senior Jason Powell. Powell pinned Stevenson in 2:39.

A week later at the Southern Oregon Open, Stevenson reached the finals. Who was waiting for him? Two-time freestyle world champion Vougar Ourdjov, who is now coaching at Lassen Community College. Ourdjov took a 4-1 decision over Stevenson.

Stevenson must be a quick study. In his next match, he upset ninth-ranked Mario Stewart of Lehigh 10-2 at the Hawai'i Duals and moved into the national rankings.

PEREZ SCORES PERHAPS FASTEST BEAVER PIN EVER: Orlando Perez may have scored the quickest pin in Oregon State wrestling history at the Southern Oregon Open on Nov. 22. The sophomore 149-pounder flattened Oregon's Tim Bargis in just 7 seconds in the wrestleback preliminary round. Said OSU head coach Joe Wells: 'I was walking over to the mat for his match, and when I got there they were already shaking hands.'

Previously, the quickest pin ever by a Beaver was believed to be Jason Buce's 8-second bout against Simon Fraser's Jason Bennett in a 1998 dual meet.

WRESTLER PROFILE NOTES: In the individual notes for each Oregon State wrestler that follow, 'team bonus points' refers to a wrestler scoring additional team points for a major decision, technical fall, pin, forfeit or default. If there is a number in parentheses ahead of the name of an opponent, that number refers to the opponents' national ranking by Amateur Wrestling News at the time of the match.

Eric Stevenson, 125 POUNDS: Freshman Eric Stevenson (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... faced 2 big challenges in his first 2 days as a varsity wrestler, taking on top-ranked Jason Powell of Nebraska in his debut at a dual meet, then went against 2-time world champion Vougar Ourdjov for the Southern Oregon Open title. Powell earned a pin in 2:39; Ourdjov took a 5-1 decision ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 18 by AWN, No. 16 by IM; in Pac-10, No. 2 ... career and this season, 4-1 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 60 percent of matches (3 of 5) ... last week, major dec. over (9) Mario Stewart, Lehigh, 10-2 in dual meet ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, placed second, went 2-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including pin over (2 DII) Joey Bareng, San Francisco State, 6:38 (OT) ... pinned by (1) Jason Powell, Nebraska, 2:39 in dual meet.

Tim Norman, 133 POUNDS: Junior Tim Norman (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 5 ... career, 18-23 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 24 percent of matches (10 of 41) ... this season, 4-2 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (2 of 6) ... last week, pinned by (20) Matta Ciasulli, Lehigh, 1:47 in dual meet ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 3-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools ... dec. over Matt Keller, Nebraska, 13-10 in dual meet was 1 of OSU's 2 wins vs. eighth-ranked Cornhuskers.

Bobby Pfennigs, 133 POUNDS: Freshman Bobby Pfennigs (Great Falls, Mont./C.M. Russell HS) is in his first season as an OSU reserve ... ... career and this season, 4-2 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (2 of 6) ... last week, pinned by (20) Matt Ciasulli, Lehigh, 1:32 in exhibition ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, placed third, went 4-1 with 2 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (8 DII) Donald Lockett, San Francisco State, 6-4; dec. over (8 DII) Donald Lockett, San Francisco State, 4-2.

Mike Unger JR., 141 POUNDS: Sophomore Mike Unger Jr. (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career, 12-19 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 10 percent of matches (3 of 31) ... this season, 2-3 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 5) ... last week, pinned by (11) Cory Cooperman, Lehigh, 4:08 in dual meet ... season summary,at Southern Oregon Open, placed third, went 2-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Kyle Larson, 141 POUNDS: Freshman Kyle Larson (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 4-0 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (1 of 4) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, won championship, went 4-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Tony Hook, 149 POUNDS: Sophomore Tony Hook (Sandpoint, Idaho/Sandpoint HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 4 ... career, 20-15 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 17 percent of matches (6 of 35) ... this season, 2-1 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (1 of 3) ... last week, dec. over Matt Anderson, Lehigh, 13-6 in dual meet ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, went 1-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, injury defaulted out of tournament prior to quarterfinals ... dec. by (5) Travis Shufelt, Nebraska, 9-4 in dual meet.

Orlando Perez, 149 POUNDS: Sophomore Orlando Perez (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS) is in his second season as an OSU reserve ... recorded what is believed to be fastest pin in OSU school history, a 7-second flattening of Oregon's Tim Bargis at the Southern Oregon Open ... career, 6-3 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (3 of 9) ... this season, 3-1 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 50 percent of matches (2 of 4) ... last week, inj. def. over Matt Anderson, Lehigh, in exhibition ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, placed third, went 2-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (4 DII) Luke Santos, San Francisco State, 10-7; dec. over (6 JC) Zack Flake, Lassen CC, 7-6.

Brian Duhrkoop, 157 POUNDS: Senior Brian Duhrkoop (Milwaukie, Ore./Milwaukie HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career, 7-9 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 6 percent of matches (1 of 16) ... this season, 4-2 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 17 percent of matches (1 of 6) ... last week, major dec. by (6) Derek Zinck, Lehigh, 10-7 in dual meet ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, won championship, went 4-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Anthony Weber, 157 POUNDS: Sophomore Anthony Weber (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his second season as an OSU reserve ... career, 4-8 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 8 percent of matches (1 of 12) ... this season, 1-3 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 4) ... last week, major dec. by (6) Derek Zinck, Lehigh, 15-6 in exhibition ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 1-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Matt Ellis, 165 POUNDS: Junior Matt Ellis (Prosser, Wash./Prosser HS, Oklahoma State U.) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 1 ... career, 22-13 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (7 of 35) ... this season, 4-2 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (2 of 6) ... last week, major dec. by (1) Troy Letters, Lehigh, 12-3 in dual meet ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, won championship, went 4-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools ... dec. by (13) Jacob Klein, Nebraska, 2-0 in dual meet.

Jed Pennell, 174 POUNDS: Senior Jed Pennell (Cave Junction, Ore./Illinois Valley HS) is in his fourth season in the OSU lineup ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 18 by IM; in Pac-10, No. 1 ... career, 48-36 with 9 pins, team bonus points in 24 percent of matches (20 of 84) ... this season, 2-2 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 50 percent of matches (2 of 4) ... last week, major dec. by (3) Brd Dillon, Lehigh, 18-8 in dual meet ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, placed third, went 1-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools ... pinned Jason High, Nebraska, 1:53 in dual meet for 1 of OSU's 2 wins vs. eighth-ranked Cornhuskers.

Dan Pitsch, 184 POUNDS: Sophomore Dan Pitsch (Tacoma, Wash./Spanaway Lake HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 4 ... career, 16-9 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (5 of 25) ... this season, 1-2 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (1 of 3) ... last week, dec. by (8) Travis Frick, Lehigh, 7-4 in dual meet ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, placed second, went 1-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; round; including major dec. over (4 JC) Blair Alderman, North Idaho JC, 11-1.

Jed Lowe, 197 POUNDS: Sophomore Jed Lowe (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career, 6-4 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (3 of 10) ... this season, 3-2 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (1 of 5) ... last week, dec. by Matt Cassidy, Lehigh, 8-2 in dual meet ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, won championship, went 3-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. over (7 DII) D.C. Hazen, Central Washington, 2-1; dec. over (6 NAIA) Grant Thompson, Southern Oregon, 3-0 ... pinned by (18, 184) B.J. Padden, Nebraska, 6:21 in dual meet.

Ty Watterson, HEAVYWEIGHT: Freshman Ty Watterson (Enumclaw, Wash./Enumclaw HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 2 ... career and this season, 1-2 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (1 of 3) ... last week, pinned by Paul Weible, Lehigh, 2:29 in dual meet ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, placed third, went 1-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including pinned (2 JC) Isreal Silva, North Idaho JC, 1:43 ... dec. by (15) Mitch Manstedt, Nebraska, 8-6 (OT) in dual meet.

Categories:
Now on Pac-12 Network
3:00 AM PT

Airing on:

  • Pac-12 Network
Get Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks Channel Finder
Close